Re: I don't think you're mad
"I think you'll find he complained pretty bitterly about the East India Company too. "
The East India Company was rather more than a corporation - it was its own MIC.
Perhaps there's an article there; following your line of argument, the East India Company was basically a foreign organisation that was running trade (and a government or two) in India. It was quirte successful. Does this reinforce the argument of your article?